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a tour operator
a travel agent specializing in package holidays
to embark on
to set out on a journey, to begin a journey
to disembark
to get out of a vehicle or craft
a package tour
a holiday that is organised by a company at a fixed price and that includes the cost of travel, hotels, etc.
an independent travel
travel in which you organize things yourself, rather than using a company who will arrange flights, hotels etc
mass tourism
a form of tourism that involves tens of thousands of people going to the same resort often at the same time of year. It is the most popular form of tourism as it is often the cheapest way to holiday, and is often sold as a PACKAGE DEAL
tourism directed towards exotic natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife
an excursion
a short journey that you take for pleasure
a journey
an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially when there is a long distance between the places
a voyage
a long journey, especially by boat or into space
over long distances
to deport
to force someone to leave a country, especially someone who has no legal right to be there or who has broken the law
to repatriate
to send (someone) back to their own country.
an expatriate
someone who does not live in their own country
the act of someone coming to live in a different country
a culture shock
a feeling of confusion felt by someone visiting a country or place that they do not know
an internally displaced person
someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her country's borders.
a persona non grata
a foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country's government
the process of leaving a country in order to live permanently in another country, leaving a country in order to live in another
a refugee
a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
to get away
(informal) To escape, to go somewhere that is not your home.
to take the road less traveled
(informal) To do things differently and to think outside of the box. This can be used on IELTS to talk about a time in your life where you made a choice that was not traditional.
to find a gem
(informal) When you find a place where only locals go and other tourists don’t visit. You can use this on Speaking Part 2 if you have to describe places you have traveled to.
a wanderlust
a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about
to take a red eye
(informal) to take a night flight
to get itchy feet
(idiom) to start to want to travel or do something different.
an arduous journey
difficult and tiring journey
to break the journey
to stop somewhere for a short time during a long journey
an adventurous explorer
a traveler who is willing to do or try new and daring things
to have a stopover
to have a brief (usually) overnight stay in a place when on a long journey to somewhere else, usually by air
a low-cost airline
an airline that generally has lower fares and fewer comforts
on standby
ready to get on a plane if there is a seat left when it is about to take off
brave, with no fear of dangerous situations
off the beaten track
(informal) in a place where few people go, far from any main roads and towns
unexplored wilderness
areas that are not explored
A real sense of adventure
the urge to explore beyond your daily surroundings and open yourself up to the adventure
The first leg of the journey
(informal) the first segment of a journey; the first flight of a multi-flight trip.
an accommodation
a room or building in which you stay during holidays or live
a hotel deal where the price includes accommodation, meals and drinks at any time
provision of bed, breakfast, and one main meal at a hotel or guest house
service which would include all three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the price of your accommodation.
provided with lodging and cooking facilities but not meals
to book something
to arrange and confirm a place on a flight, a room in a hotel or a ticket for an event in the future.
a breathtaking view
an amazing view
a busman's holiday
(informal) when you spend your free time similarly to the time when you work. This expression comes from the idea that a bus driver would spend his holiday traveling somewhere on a bus.
a charter flight
a cheap regular flight
a far-off destination
a distant place
a guided tour
a tour in which a group of people is guided by an expert
to head for
to go in the direction to
a holiday brochure
a publication with details of holiday
a holiday destination
where you go for a holiday
a holiday resort
a place where lots of people go for a holiday
hordes of tourists
crowds of tourists
a holiday of a lifetime
(informal) a very special holiday, once in a lifetime
in the middle of nowhere
in a place that is far away from where most people live.
local crafts
handmade things specific to a region
out of season
not within the main holiday period
a picturesque village
a nice, beautiful village
places of interest
memorable and honorable places
to go sightseeing
to go visiting sights of interest
to travel on foot
to walk
a tourist trap
an establishment, or group of establishments, that has been created or re-purposed with the aim of attracting tourists and their money
a travel agency
a shop that specializes in booking holidays.
youth hostel
cheap hotel
the natural features of an area, such as mountains, valleys, rivers and forests, when you are thinking about them being attractive to look at
to adapt to local customs and tradition
to follow local customs and traditions
a social conduct
the way one behaves with others and in their presence
friendly and pleasant, especially to someone who has just arrived at a place
to blend in
to look or seem the same as surrounding people or things and therefore not be easily noticeable:
to create bonds with
to create connections with
to conform to the norms of social behavior
to comply with the standards of behavior that are typical and accepted within society
to fall foul of the law
to get into trouble with the police because of something illegal
to adhere to new customs
to adopt new customs
a sense of belonging
a basic need that decreases your chances of experiencing loneliness and depression.
new patterns of belief and behavior
new ways of thinking and behaving
attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief.
a social conflict
a social friction
a sense of isolation and loneliness
the feeling of being lonely and isolated
culture diverges tremendously across different countries and regions
culture changes tremendously across different countries and regions
to compel
to force someone to do something
to be a powerful leverage
to be a powerful advantage
cultural standards
cultural norms
of great significance
of great importance
to embrace new lifestyles
to welcome new lifestyles
to set foot in wild regions
(informal) to travel to wilderness
to undertake expeditions
to go into expeditions
to explore distant natural ecosystems
to travel to faraway natural ecosystems to learn about them
an environmental scientist
an environmental researcher
the untouched beauty of pristine places
the unspoilt beautiful wilderness
human's lack of environmental awareness
people's deficiency of knowledge about the natural world
inadequate protection of the environment
inappropriate care of the natural surroundings
(of a place) situated far from the main centres of population; distant
to weigh up the prons and cons
to consider the advantages and disadvantages
a boon
A desirable state, blessing, timely benefit
travel expenses
costs of going in a trip